Day 21 – yoga and our sense of smell

It’s Day 21 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge. I hope you had a great time and expanded your practice. If you missed a few days of meditating or yoga (or almost all days), no worries. What’s past is past. The goal isn’t to have a perfect practice, it’s just to practice more and to practice being aware.

I like to offer my yoga students different tools from the yoga toolbox, so to speak. There are a thousand ways to meditate or to bring your consciousness to the present moment. Today, let’s use the sense of smell to hone our concentration and expand our awareness. Enjoy the video above.

Today also is Summer Solstice – my absolute favorite day of the year. Promise me that you’ll enjoy nature today and the beautiful light of the Sun.

A new 21 Day Yoga Challenge starts July 1. I’ll have even more for you next month.



Day 20 – great source for healthy eating

I couldn’t wait for the box to arrive on my doorstep. Yesterday, I received my first order from Washington’s Green Grocer. Watch the video to see all the organic food that I got for $46. Yay! I love, love, love this company. They sell straight-from-the-farm, organic and sustainable foods – mostly fruits and vegetables, but also meats, farm-fresh eggs, dairy, etc. If you live in the Metropolitan, D.C. area, you are in luck. Check it out!!

Tomorrow is the last day of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge. Don’t forget that it’s Summer Solstice, the longest day of daylight of the year. Be sure to connect with nature and spend time outside tomorrow evening. We start the next 21 Day Yoga Challenge on July 1. Mark your calendars!



get ready for our 21 day yoga challenge – starts June 1

The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).

The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).

It’s summer, the perfect time to commit to living a healthier, happier life. It’s not about getting it right or doing it perfectly. Consider adding more healthy choices just a bit at a time by practicing yoga, meditation and healthy living. To help you with your practice, I have a new 21 Day Yoga Challenge starting June 1, so get ready!

Why 21 days this time instead of 28 days? The 21st of June is auspicious because it’s the Summer Solstice, my absolute favorite day of the year. As a major celestial event, the Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year. In Latin, solstice translates to sol = sun and sistere = to stand still. That’s an important reminder that we literally be still as well. We end the yoga challenge on day 21 in celebration of the abundance of life, light and summer.

Remember you can start at any time and please don’t judge yourself if you miss your practice. If you practice yoga and meditation one more day than you normally do, then that’s success.

In light & love,


celebrating the summer solstice

Ah summer solstice, my favorite day of the year! I just adore summer and the long days of sunlight. It reminds me of when I was a kid and the summer seemed to last gloriously forever. Those were languid, graceful days when I had all the time I needed.

The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).

 I always celebrate summer solstice by being outside as much as possible, reveling in the beauty of the Earth. For me, it’s a time to be joyous and reflect on those things for which I’m most grateful. It’s about movement, discovery and reflection.

I invite you to join me in a belated celebration on Sunday for my “Celebrating the Summer Solstice” workshop at Sun and Moon Yoga Studio from 2 – 4 pm.

In the meantime, enjoy the longest day of the year!


Celebrating the Summer Solstice Workshop Description:

Human life has long been guided by the natural cycle of birth-life-death-renewal. Most traditions mark seasons and honor the turning of the wheel of life in a variety of ways. The summer solstice (from the Latin to cause to stand still) is the longest day of the year from sunrise to sunset, and for many, it is also a spiritual time of full potential and outward expressions of inner truths.

Come for asana, pranayama, freeform movement, journaling, discussion and meditation. Honor the day and join with the flow that is midsummer’s gift of life.

Sunday June 24 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm

$30 Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, Arlington

To register, go here: